West African elder Malidoma Somé speaks of the forgotten art of welcoming, the drought of ritual, and the need for initiation, which has fallen reckless and shallow in the modern world. As he says,
“You need to become suspicious when your life is trouble-free.”
This is an exclusive recording of the 2003 Minnesota Men’s Conference. Register and attend the next Conference by visiting http://www.minnesotamensconference.com
Founded by Robert Bly in 1984, the Minnesota Men’s Conference celebrates the telling of old stories, the gifts of poetry and music, and opening our hearts to grief, wildness, and joy. We all have a yearning for lives of richness and meaning; this weeklong conference is a unique opportunity to enrich ourselves in a community of men.